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THE JEFFERSON-Growing Farms, Foods, and Futures

THE JEFFERSON-Growing Farms, Foods, and Futures is the latest newsletter created for your information and enjoyment. This free newsletter features local news for small farm businesses as well as backyard farmers, gardeners, and consumers. 


May 2021 Issue

Coccidiosis in Chicks

Displaced Abomasum in Cattle

Even Babies Need Good Food: Tips for Making Homemade Baby Food

Help Stop Erosion: Rainscaping in the Home Garden

Native Plant of the Month - Black Cherry

Raising Chicks, Ducklings, and Poults

What is Community Solar?

The Ideal Freestall

April 2021 Issue

Choosing a Profitable Crop

Native Plant of the Month - Downy Serviceberry

NYSERDA's Agricultural Energy Audit Program

Starting Pigs: From Piglet to Pork Chop

Farm Ops Program

The Scourge of Indoor Seed Starts - Damping Off

March 2021 Issue

Are You Buying Pure Maple Syrup?

Go Light for Good Luck

Lentils: The Ultimate Kitchen Staple

Native Plant of the Month

Starting Calves Right

Wee Little Plant

NYS Agriculture Assessment - COVID-19 Revenue Threshold Exception

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP 1 and 2) and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

February 2021 Issue

Avoid the Winter Blues: Get Moving and Be Active

Dormant Tree Pruning

Landscaping Site Assessment

Rooting Dormant Cuttings

Strange but Harmless

What is a CSA and How do I Get One?

Winter Lighting for Dairy Cattle

January 2021 Issue

A Love Letter to Squash

De-icing Salt in the Landscape

How to Keep Livestock Water from Freezing

Online Resources for Market Gardeners

Oyster Mushrooms: A Welcome Addition to Year-Round Gardening

Too Much of a Good Thing: Over Fertilization in Home Gardens

December 2020 Issue

Book Gifts for your Gardening and Nature Enthusiast

Christmas Morning on a Dairy Farm

Day Length Matters


Seed Ordering Tips for 2021

Taste NY Gift Baskets

Tax Planning More Critical Than Ever

Vermin Control When Growing Winter Greens

November 2020 Issue

Cold Injury and Storage of Winter Squash

Fall Cleanup in the Market Garden

Farm Fall Cleanup and Winter Preparation

Keeping Houseplants Healthy Over the Winter

September/October 2020 Issue

African Swine Fever

Blossom Drop in Tomatoes and Peppers

Dairy Advancement Program

In a Pickle with a Pile of Produce?

Next Generation Creamery

Why Benchmark?

Houseplants for Health

July/August 2020 Issue

Kaolin Clay - An Organic Solution for Crop Protection

Spotted Wing Drosophila in Berries - Act Now

Will Lime Fix Your Garden Woes?

It's Time for Broccoli

Treat Yourself to Fresh Spinach

May/June 2020 Issue


COVID-19 Resources from CCE

A Horticulture Pioneer in the North Country

Parsnips - A Delicious Storage Crop for Next Winter


Michael Nuckols
Local Foods & Horticulture Program Manager
315-788-8450 ext. 227

Last updated April 27, 2021